Antifreeze poisoning
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Antifreeze poisoning

Jennifer Butler Information Officer, National Poisons Information Service (London)

Jennifer Butler discusses the clinical properties of antifreeze solutions, their toxic effects, and antidotal therapies

As with other specialties, poisoning follows seasonal trends. We have just seen the last cases of barbecue lighter-fluid ingestions and suntan lotion in the eyes, in time for the autumn berry and mushroom season, and luminous necklaces at Halloween. More seriously, autumn and winter bring increased incidences of carbon monoxide and antifreeze exposures.

Emergency Nurse. 7, 7, 14-18. doi: 10.7748/en1999.

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